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Cannes Film festival director Gilles Jacob at Thursday's press conference
18/04/2014 - France

World cinema on show at Cannes Film Festival 2014

The 2014 Cannes Film Festival selection resists any temptation to be swamped by Hollywood, with films from around the world and by new talents as well as cinema veterans like Jean-Luc Godard.

Marcello Mastroanni, Cannes Film Festival 2014 official poster
17/04/2014 - France

Jean-Luc Godard, Ryan Gosling, Eric Cantona all make 2014 Cannes Film Festival

Films by Jean-Luc Godard, Ken Loach, the Dardennes brothers and David Cronenberg are among those chosen to compete for the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes film festival, it ...

Don't even think about it ... the two men were tagging trains across Europe
16/04/2014 - France

Australian tourists arrested on graffiti tour of Europe's rail network

French police have arrested two Australian tourists alleged to be on a tagging tour of Europe's rail network.

François I by Jean Clouet (around 1530)
11/04/2014 - France - China

Twelve great French paintings loaned to Hong Kong, Macau for Le French May

Twelve masterpieces from French museums are to travel to the Chinese territory of Macau as part of the Le French May season, celebrated annually on the island and in Hong Kong.

Cocoon project comes to Paris
10/04/2014 - On-the-spot France

Cocoon project comes to Paris

The Cocoon project, an international artwork by New York artist Kate Browne, works with communities with strong and often ...


French press review 3 April 2014

We'll get to the French government reshuffle in an instant but we must begin by telling you about a man in a bear ...

The programme for the 68th Avignon Festival.
23/03/2014 - France

Avignon Festival heads in new direction with echoes from the past

The programme for the 68th Avignon Festival, one of the largest annual international theatre events in the world, has been unveiled in Paris.

A chest of drawers from the Félix Marcilhac collection
13/03/2014 - France

Paris art nouveau, art deco auction breaks records

The sale of a collection of Art Déco and Art Nouveau objects, belonging to Paris art expert Félix Marcilhac, attracted 21 record sums, auctioneers Sotheby’s and Artcurial ...

France returns artwork seized by Nazis
12/03/2014 - On-the-spot France

France returns artwork seized by Nazis

France’s government yesterday returned three artworks stolen by the Nazi regime to families of their original owners.

Two of the paintings have been stored at the Louvre while awaiting reclamation
10/03/2014 - France - Germany

France to return paintings stolen by Nazis to owners

The French minister of culture, Aurélie Filippetti, will return three paintings confiscated by the Nazis, to their real owners in a ceremony on Tuesday.